American soprano Christina Pier has been hailed by Opera News for her "big, gleaming soprano and impressive coloratura…she is a young singer with great potential." Whether on the opera stage, concert platform, or recital hall, Ms. Pier is consistently met with great critical and audience acclaim.
Ms. Pier has performed leading roles with the Santa Fe Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Minnesota Opera, Nashville Opera, Princeton Festival, Eugene Opera, Sarasota Opera, and understudied two roles with Lyric Opera Chicago. A consummate Mozartarian, Ms. Pier has been seen as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro, and Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte. She has also sung Micaëla in Carmen and Marguerite in Gounod's Faust.
Ms. Pier performs frequently as a soloist. In recent years, she has performed with the following orchestras: Alabama Symphony, Calgary Philharmonic, Charlotte Symphony, Eugene Symphony, Greensboro Symphony, Hartford Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, North Carolina Symphony, the Rochester Philharmonic, and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Other performances including a recital for the George London Foundation, performances with the World Youth Orchestra in Italy and at the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations in New York, and a segment on A&E's Breakfast With the Arts. In 2009 she recorded Vaughan Williams' Dona Nobis Pacem with David Hill and the BBC Singers which is available on the Naxos label.
Ms. Pier is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards including a 2003 Grand Finals Winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, George London Award, Sullivan Award, two Charles A. Lynam awards, and two Palm Beach Opera Competition Awards. Originally from Flagstaff, AZ, Ms. Pier received a BM and MM in voice at Indiana University where she studied with Virginia Zeani. She is currently an Artist in Residence at Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina.